US insists on need to ban TikTok By AFP | Last Updated: 26th October, 2020, 10:12

That Trump administration order had sought to ban new downloads of the app but continue to allow use of TikTok until November 12, when all usage would be blocked

US insists on need to ban TikTok

iPhone 12 launch causes NHS Covid-19 app confusion iPhone 12 launch causes NHS Covid-19 app confusion

The requirement is designed to protect user's privacy


Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78 Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Samsung's meteoric rise helped make Lee South Korea's richest and most powerful industrialist


Osiris-Rex: Nasa probe risks losing asteroid sample after door jams Osiris-Rex: Nasa probe risks losing asteroid sample after door jams

Pictures beamed back to Earth show a rock has wedged open the door of a container and a fraction of the sample is leaking, Nasa says


Covid-19 app users can't get isolation payment Covid-19 app users can't get isolation payment

Currently, people are not eligible for the support payment if they are advised by the app to self-isolate


Rashford's free meal tweets made into Google map Rashford's free meal tweets made into Google map

He is using tweets by Rashford, who is sharing messages from local businesses which have pledged to support his campaign


Russian hackers targeting US state, local governments on eve of election Russian hackers targeting US state, local govts on eve of polls

U.S. intelligence analysts monitoring Russian networks have concluded that Moscow may use access to state and local networks to sow chaos if the election remains unresolved after polls close


Huawei launches fresh phones despite chip freeze Huawei launches fresh phones despite chip freeze

The basic Mate 40 model - which Huawei said costs €899 ($1,049; £800) - has a 6.5in (16.5cm) OLED display

 


Former Apple designer Sir Jony Ive to revamp Airbnb Former Apple designer Sir Jony Ive to revamp Airbnb

Sir Jony will help the property rental company revamp its app and website with the help of his design firm LoveFrom


Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safely Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safely

The crew smiled as they talked to masked members of the recovery team, and NASA and Roscosmos reported that they were in good condition


Scientists detect possible new organ in human throat Scientists detect possible new organ in human throat

A secret set of salivary glands has been hiding behind the nose


Investigators find a mass grave while searching for 1921 Tulsa race massacre victims Investigators find a mass grave while searching for 1921 Tulsa race massacre victims

But investigators have not confirmed whether any of the remains belong to the victims of the 1921 massacre


NASA asteroid surface sampling likely successful NASA asteroid surface sampling likely successful

Osiris-Rex is set to come home in September 2023, hopefully with the largest sample returned from space since the Apollo era, which will help unravel the origins of our solar system


Snapchat hits nearly 250m daily users Snapchat hits nearly 250m daily users

Snap's internal figures suggest it is reaching more than 90per cent  of the "Generation Z" population in the US, aged 13 to 24


Fake naked photos of thousands of women shared online Fake naked photos of thousands of women shared online

Clothes are digitally removed from pictures of women by Artificial Intelligence (AI)


How Google evolved from ‘cuddly’ startup to antitrust target How Google evolved from ‘cuddly’ startup to antitrust target

Google to adopt “Don’t Be Evil” as a corporate motto that remained its moral compass during its transition from a free-wheeling startup to a publicly traded company suddenly accountable to shareholders


NASA probe Osiris-Rex ‘boops’ asteroid Bennu in historic mission NASA probe Osiris-Rex ‘boops’ asteroid Bennu in historic mission

If Osiris-Rex successfully comes home in September 2023, it will have collected the largest sample returned from space since the Apollo era


Machines to 'do half of all work tasks by 2025' Machines to 'do half of all work tasks by 2025'

Currently around a third of all work tasks were handled by machines, robot revolution


Google hit by antitrust charges in US over search Google hit by antitrust charges in US over search

 US government has filed charges against Google, accusing the company of abusing its dominance 


NATO to set up new space center amid China, Russia concerns NATO to set up new space center amid China, Russia concerns

To a few of the locals, the top-secret, fenced-off installation on the hill is known as “the radar station”


Intel to sell NAND business to SKorean rival for $9 billion Intel to sell NAND business to SKorean rival for $9 billion

Intel said it will keep its “Optane” business of more advanced memory products, which analysts say are mostly produced in the United States


Archaeologists unearth 'huge number' of sealed Egyptian sarcophagi Archaeologists unearth 'huge number' of sealed Egyptian sarcophagi

The collection of sarcophagi, stored in three newly discovered burial shafts, is believed to date back more than 2,500 years


EU investigates Instagram over handling of children's data EU investigates Instagram over children's data

The social media app's owner Facebook could face a large fine if Instagram is found to have broken privacy laws


Nokia and NASA to install 4G on the Moon Nokia and NASA to install 4G on the Moon

The $14.1 million contract, awarded to Nokia’s US subsidiary, is part of NASA’s Artemis programme which aims to send the first woman, and next man, to the moon by 2024


Irish data regulator probes Instagram: media reports Irish data regulator probes Instagram: media reports

Data scientist David Stier found that when Instagram accounts switched from a personal to a business setting users’ email addresses and phone numbers became public


Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains

RMS Titanic Inc. says human remains likely would’ve been noticed after roughly 200 dives


87 individuals and organizations get BASIS Outsourcing Award 2020 87 individuals and organizations get BASIS Outsourcing Award 2020

LICT Project, Bank Asia and IBPC were the sponsors of the 6th `BASIS Outsourcing Award 2020’ award giving ceremony that was held at hotel Radisson on Saturday


Instagram targets rule-breaking influencers Instagram targets rule-breaking influencers

 Instagram will also report users who inadequately label their posts to the businesses whose products they endorse


13,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Found in New Mexico 13,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Found in New Mexico

They show the footprints of a woman or an adolescent male that are joined, at point, by the footprints of a toddler


Singapore’s world-first face scan plan sparks privacy fears Singapore’s world-first face scan plan sparks privacy fears

This biometric check will do away with the need to remember a password or security dongle when performing many everyday tasks


Twitter changes policy after Biden article block Twitter changes policy after Biden article block

 Links to hacked content will be labelled instead of removed


Twitter service restored following global platform outage Twitter service restored following global platform outage

More worrisome are hacking attacks on popular social media platforms like Twitter


Oxygen supply fails on Russian segment of ISS, crew not in danger Oxygen supply fails on Russian segment of ISS, crew not in danger

The problem is the latest incident on the ISS — whose first module was launched over two decades ago in 1998 — after the crew in August detected an air leak on board


YouTube to remove Covid vaccine misinformation YouTube to remove Covid vaccine misinformation

The move is the latest by online platforms struggling to contain the spread of hoaxes and false information about the coronavirus and treatments


Google doodle celebrates Dr Zohra Kazi’s I08th birthday Google doodle celebrates Dr Zohra Kazi’s I08th birthday

Google Doodle made an alteration on its Bangladeshi homepage on Thursday, showing an imaginary image of Dr Zohra Begum Kazi


Facebook bans ads discouraging vaccines Facebook bans ads discouraging vaccines

It will continue to allow advertisements either pushing for or against government regulations linked to vaccinations


Apple joins 5G revolution with four new iPhones for fast networks Apple joins 5G revolution with four new iPhones for fast networks

Today is the beginning of a new era for iPhone


Apple iPhone 12: Chip advance set to make smartphones smarter iPhone 12: Chip advance set to make smartphones smarter

Travel back just four years, and many industry insiders doubted the advance could be delivered so soon


Russia shuns US lunar program, as space cooperation under threat Russia shuns US lunar program, as space cooperation under threat

But the ISS is nearing the end of its life, probably by 2030, and NASA has unilaterally launched a lunar exploration program without prior consultation with Russia and other partners


China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

The high-orbit optical remote-sensing satellite, Gaofen-13, was sent into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket

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